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McPhee and Hilltop Climbing Walls

McPhee Indoor Climbing Wall Hours
Closed
Summer Hours 05/19 - 08/30
Monday
  1. CLOSED
Tuesday
  1. CLOSED
Wednesday
  1. CLOSED
Thursday
  1. CLOSED
Friday
  1. CLOSED
Saturday
  1. CLOSED
Sunday
  1. CLOSED
Effective from Monday, May 13, 2024 until Monday, Dec. 30, 2024

Notice: Climbing wall is closed for the summer.

Environmental Adventure Center (EAC)/ Bouldering Wall / Billiards
Open Now
Summer Hours 05/19 - 08/30
Monday
  1. 3 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Tuesday
  1. 3 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Wednesday
  1. 3 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Thursday
  1. 3 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Friday
  1. 3 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Saturday
  1. CLOSED
Sunday
  1. CLOSED
Effective from Sunday, May 19, 2024 until Friday, Aug. 30, 2024

Notice: Closed May 20-28 for staff training. Closed July 9-11, 16-18 and August 26-31 for Freshman Connection.

Bouldering Wall (Location: Hilltop Recreation Center)

For climbing enthusiasts or those interested in learning, we have a fully operating climbing wall. With indoor and outdoor programs, you and your friends can sign up for classes to practice the basics, refine your skills or just have fun. Fees do apply. 

Rising 65 linear feet including a corner, and standing approximately 28 feet high. The actual climbing surface area is approximately 2,500 square feet. The wall is open to faculty, staff, students, and the community. Those under 16 years of age must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. An orientation class is required for first timers and a skills proficiency is required for experienced climbers.

Classes

Orientation Class
The orientation class is designed for beginning climbers with no experience, or for those who need to refresh their skills. Instructors will focus on equipment care and use, belay mechanics, climbing commands, spotting, knots, an introduction to the rules of the wall, and a skills check.

Lead Climbing Class
The lead climbing class is required by all climbers who would like to participate in sport climbing on the UW-Eau Claire indoor climbing wall. Climbers will become familiar with UW-Eau Claire policy and procedures and safety specifics for sport climbing on an indoor wall.

Skills Check
The skills check is designed for experienced indoor climbers with knowledge of the fundamentals of climbing on an indoor wall. Participants must demonstrate the ability to use a harness correctly, tie-in using a figure 8 knot, communicate using proper climbing commands, and belay using safe and correct procedures.

Group Programs
Group programs are designed for interested parties seeking an opportunity to experience the art of indoor climbing. Groups will be instructed on the fundamentals of indoor climbing to include: climbing commands, knot craft, climbing techniques, and proper use of equipment. The program will include approximately a half hour of instruction and three hours of climbing.

Youth Indoor Rock-climbing Program
The program will explore climbing movements that are adapted to each child's ability and desire and will support their personal growth and climbing development. 

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